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Yes because in a world where our jobs are being shipped to China, India, Mexico and South America, and Middle Class wages are stagnating as the wages and wealth of the Top 1% explode, what is important is Abortion!!! If you consider Abortion a political issue, than NEVER shop at WalMart where 90% of products are made in China, a country that has aborted over 300M babies in the past 40 years!!! Until we get the Social issues out of the Political conversation, we will continue to have people who vote religion, while destroying theirs and our financial future.
So some other observations from her writings that still beg the question of Conservative as a label?? Hurston thought it ironic that the same “people who claim that it is a noble thing to die for freedom and democracy ... wax frothy if anyone points out the inconsistency of their morals.... We, too, consider machine gun bullets good laxatives for heathens who get constipated with toxic ideas about a country of their own.” She was scathing about those who sought "freedoms" for those abroad, but denied it to people in their home countries: Roosevelt "can call names across an ocean" for his Four Freedoms, but he did not have “the courage to speak even softly at home.” When Truman dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, she called him “the Butcher of Asia. So it was Conservative to call Truman a Butcher? Interesting... The ONLY Conservative link I can see is that she preferred, like Southern White Conservatives, to keep the races separated. I can accept segregation as a Conservative view. If your contention is being anti Communist is "Conservative" than that means Fascism is a Conservative value...
What? So a woman that said Eatonville, FL an all black town was the "only place she could call home" was a Conservative? A Baptist Ministers daughter that wrote in favor of Feminism and vocally opposed the concepts of Religion was a Conservative? A woman that opposed participation in WWII or any foreign war was a Conservative? Given some of her beliefs and her disdain for organized religion, I think you could label her a black Ayn Rand, but last I heard Rand was a Libertarian. To quote her autobiography: Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness, and an attempt to avoid, by trickery, the rules of the game as laid down. I do not choose to admit weakness. I accept the challenge of responsibility. Life, as it is, does not frighten me, since I have made my peace with the universe as I find it, and bow to its laws.
Clarification, idiots and tin foil hat people, along with racists are afraid of the government! Those of us earning 6 figures and using our educated brains realize the bigger threat is always corporations regulated by nothing other than faulty human nature and greed! a 22 year old kid can't file Bankruptcy to eliminate college debt, if they encounter a catastrophic health issue, but a Corporation in West Virginia can pollute the water of 300,000 people for weeks and declare bankruptcy the very next day, set up a new shell company to protect their assets and refuse to show up for congressional hearings and all is good!
Too Funny!!! Where were you when people like me were OPPOSING the Patriot Act signed into law by GW Bush???? Oh yeah, you were one of those people THEN saying "what's the problem, if you got nothing to hide than why worry?" NOW that it's the black guy in the White House, your blind eye to the GOP passing the Patriot Act and expending it twice under W, SUDDENLY is open?
So, the immature reference that you make to our President's name, Obummer, is what you did learn in your supposed Leadership training? When you grow up, you might consider taking some real leadership training, of which first and foremost in the Military is the training that the Commander in Chief IS the Commander in Chief.
Small population? Depends on what you consider small....22% of registered Republicans think Obama may be the Anti Christ and 25% question his place of birth. Just last year, 49% of registered Louisiana Republicans opposed interracial marriage in a Poll. So while we hope the numbers of these extremist Republicans is low, it's not as low as we'd like. Interesting how the President EQUALLY attributed his favorability number to those of the same race liking him because of his race, yet your headline clearly makes it appear that he made no such statement. Stirring the white pot again...
Should she be thinking about the 105 people killed in the 11+ terror attacks on US Embassies and compounds under W? Why was there not a single Congressional hearing on ANY of these attacks, including 3 embassies attacked TWICE??? Meanwhile, NINE plus hearings on Benghazi, even though the U.S. Military commander of the region is on record for asking the former Ambassador TWICE if he'd like more security, to which he responded "NO." But since he is retired and his testimony does not advance Issa's agenda, he has never been called to testify!! Army Gen. Carter Ham, then the head of the U.S. Africa Command, did not wait for the separate cable, however. Instead, after reading the Aug. 16 cable, Ham phoned Stevens and asked if the embassy needed a special security team from the U.S. military. Stevens told Ham it did not, the officials said. Weeks later, Stevens traveled to Germany for an already scheduled meeting with Ham at AFRICOM headquarters. During that meeting, Ham again offered additional military assets, and Stevens again said no, the two officials said. “He didn’t say why. He just turned it down,” a defense official who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject told McClatchy.
Seriously, we are a nation of panty waste excrement, digging for any and every false flag hysteria point we can find!!! Were ANY of you actually watching the ceremony? At this point and time the ENTIRE stadium was DANCING, SINGING, LAUGHING and partaking in a typical funeral for their culture!!! It isn't a black suit, long faced, quiet affair, like our "funerals." The culture combines a bit of solemn reflection followed by a raucous celebration of the persons life. If agreeing to a picture in the midst of this raucous celebration is your idea of News, I truly feel sorry for you.
As long as you consider these social issues, political issues, you'll continue to see GOP candidates go down in National elections. How ironic is it that Rafael Cruz (apparently he doesn't like his base knowing his given name so he uses "Ted") has two degrees form Ivy League schools, earned $1.5M a year as a lawyer protecting Wall Street clients, and has a wife that is Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, and the low end GOP base thinks he's "one of them!" Cruz is a narcissistic self promoter who cares about nothing more than advancing his own personal wealth, while adhering to his father's whacky Dominionism beliefs that the U.S. needs to follow Iran into Theocracy...
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